A new study has found swearing might actually ... be good for your health? Scientists argue that profanity is often used as a coping mechanism.
In the study from Keele University, participants were asked to play video games. And not the "let's all be friends and grow a garden" type, either. We mean aggressive video games. You know, the kinds that make you want to cuss! We've never felt like cursing while waiting for carrots to grow.
According to Daily Mail, the study's participants were asked to remember as many curse words or profanities they could before and after playing. Before, the players could only recall about seven. Afterward, it rose to eight.
"The video games made people feel more aggressive so their language became more emotional and they swore."
So Time says potty mouths can rejoice.
"Basically, they argue that profanity is often used as a coping mechanism and can help us feel more resilient." But one anchor on WJXT wasn't convinced:
"We should come up with some other way.
"That's just violent."
OK, actually, don't do that